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 THE CHAIRMAN AND THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR         

 MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY           

 HEALTHY NEW YEAR.       


BARMING  ACTIVE  RETIREMENT  ASSOCIATION


                                                 Chairman – Colin Wallsgrove.

                                                      www.Barmara.org.uk

                                                    Issue 169 December  2019                                                               

 Our meetings are held at Barming Village Hall on the 4th Friday of the month

 The next meeting is on the 24th January and the speaker  will be Guy Bartlett

  His subject , THE  RED ARROWS. 

                                TODAY’S TEA LADIES ARE:-                          

 Thank you to all our Tea Ladies for your  sterling work throughout

 The year.   Today you can have a well deserved day off.       

                                       CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE       


     1       Who created Rudolph  the Red Nose Reindeer? 


     2       Who is the Patron Saint of Children?


     3       Who plays Juliet in the film ‘Love Actually’?


     4       What is the name of the boy in the 1982 film ‘The Snowman’?


     5       What is the name given to a baby reindeer?


     6       Balsam, Douglas, Fraser and Noble are all types of what?


     7       Which male artist released ‘Step into Christmas’ in 1973?


     8       What is the opening line of ‘The Christmas Song ‘ by Nat King Cole?


     9       Name the Ballet in which a girl visits the Land of Sweets on xmas eve?


     10     What gifts did the Magi bring to the baby Jesus? 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 TRIPS FOR 2020   

               ‘HURRY HURRY TO BAG THE BARGAIN OF THE YEAR 2020.  A FOUR DAY                                                                           

                HOLIDAY TO THE  IMPERIAL HOTEL,  EASTBOURNE  HAS BEEN ARRANGED

                FOR FRIDAY  14TH FEBRUARY UNTIL MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY .                                                                                                                       

                HALF BOARD INCLUDING  COACH  AND EXCURSIONS  FOR THE SUM OF £129                       

                SINGLE ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR £137.                        

                PICK UP FANT LANE 10.30AM,  BEVERLEY ROAD  10.40AM, TOP HEATH ROAD                       

                10.45AM,  MIDKENT SHOPS  11.00AM.                       

                CONTACT GLORIA  720515.   

                 Monday   6th  July. 2020   Listed as 5 Star.

                A holiday to Potters Resort in Norfolk 10 miles from Great Yarmouth

                They hold the World Championships bowls matches here, perhaps you 

                have seen it on the television. 

                5 days ( 4 nights)  Full Board Catering  plus a supper if you require it.

                Staying in luxurious Bungalows with all mod cons, tea/ coffee makings.

                Free daily newspaper, drinks vouchers, bottle of wine plus chocolates

                In the room.  Includes  coach with free refreshments onboard.

                Plenty to do there or just chill out by the sea.

                We will probably have 2 half day excursions but this we will decide later.

                We will be passing brochures around at the meeting for you all to peruse.

                Cost   £386    Deposit  £36.

                Contact Dave, Neil, John, ken.  670034.   

                PLEASE PAY THE DEPOSIT FOR THIS HOLIDAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

                REMEMBER THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING.


              Christmas  lunch at the Weald of Kent Golf Club  17th December.

              Coach pick up times.

               Allington  11 AM,   Fant Lane  11.10 AM,  Beverley   11.20. AM.


               Please note that cancellation insurance is not included in all of our trips

               and holidays.  If required please contact the trip/holiday organiser.


 ACTIVITIES.          


KURLING  (JOHN 687415)

TA Centre Boxley Road

10am to 12 noon.  Cost £1-50

Friday Dates.   

   17th Jan 2020, 21st Feb,

  20th Mar, 17th Apr, 15th May, 19th Jun,


 TEN PIN BOWLING  at the

 Hollywood Bowl.

 3 games plus tea/coffee.

 Cost £6.25.

 Thursday Dates.                        

  9th Jan 2020, 6th Feb,    

  5th Mar. contact John 687415  


COFFEE MORNING (Maureen 727066)   Barming Parish Hall

Mondays 10am to 12 noon Date 6th  Jan, 3rd Feb, 2nd  Mar,    

6th Apr.  

ART  GROUP  (Glenda 678374)  Barming Parish Hall  Tuesdays

10am to 12 noon Dates. 

  7th Jan 2020, 14th Jan

28th Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18th Feb   

     Ambles/ Rambles have finished for the season.                                      

 TEN PIN BOWLING.  

  Only six hardy souls made it to ten pin bowling this time, two ladies and

  and four gents.   John excelled himself with a score of 150 including four

  strikes with Laurie coming second with 115.  Lorna won all three of her

  games against  Janet  but with  very small margins.  We then retired to  

  The Feathers for lunch.  Thank you again Dorothy for the biscuits.

  John Grognet.



Lunch Club at the Red Start Pub.

One course lunch £6.25

4th  Monday of the month

If interested contact Maureen Hastings 756616.

First  date   Monday 27th January.

Meet at 1pm.


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